Editors needed for unique immigrant filmmaking project, Boston, MA USA

Editor Yrvelt Lamour works with Steeve Colins on his film, “Ghetto Green, Ghetto Clean, (Geto pwòp, Geto vèt),” Haiti, 2014

Documentary Filmmaking Editors/Trainers Needed for New Immigrant and Refugee Filmmaking Training And Production

Boston-based Community Supported Film (CSFilm) is training 10 new immigrants and refugees in documentary filmmaking as part of our New Immigrant and Refugee Visions (NIRV) project. It is an incredible experience to be together in one room with people from 10 different countries – China, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Cuba – so many cultures and so much great energy.

In this time of anti-immigrant sentiments, the NIRV participants will visualize the immigrant and refugee experience from their own unique insider perspective. You can get further details at csfilm.org/nirv. At csfilm.org/films you can also see the results of CSFilm’s similar training and production projects in Haiti and Afghanistan.

NIRV needs 5 skilled editors to work with the trainee/filmmakers on their short films. The ideal editor will be experienced with scene-based, character-driven, cinema verite style documentary filmmaking and at guiding the filmmaker/trainees toward their story’s strengths.

The trainees are not learning editing software but will be responsible for the rest of the post-production process of organizing their material and structuring and scripting their story. The editors can use Premiere or Avid and it is hoped that they might be able to bring their own editing laptops.

Editor Rahmat Jafari working with Fakhria Ibrahimi (and her baby girl) on her film “Treasure Trove,” Afghanistan, 2010

The schedule for editors is as follows.  We’d like to find folks interested to participate in the whole process but it is also possible to only commit to Edit 1, Edit 2 or Edit 3 or some combination.

Edit 1 – Constructing Continuity, video only:

Wednesday 8/9, 5pm-10pm (Training starts at 6  but it will be necessary for us to meet at 5pm on Wed, or at another previous time, to review the plan.  Dinner is served 7:30-8)

Saturday 8/12, 8:30am-1:30pm (training starts at 9 and lunch is served 12:30-1:30)

Edit 2 –  Constructing a scene with video, natural sound and interview

Wednesday 9/6, 5pm-10pm (Training starts at 6  but it will be necessary for us to meet at 5pm on Wed, or at another previous time, to review the plan.  Dinner is served 7:30-8)

Saturday 9/9, 8:30am-5:00pm (training starts at 9 and lunch is served 12:30-1:30)

Edit 3 – Final Projects (The start date might be delayed depending on the status of the participants’ production

Editor Hamed Alizada working with Hasibullah Asmat on his film “L is for Light, D is for Darkness,” Afghanistan, 2010

work)

Saturdays 10/14, 21, 28, 11/4, 11, 18, 8:30am-5:00pm (training starts at 9 and lunch is served 12:30-1:30)

Wednesdays 10/18, 25, 11/1, 8, 15, 5:30pm-10pm (Training starts at 6 and dinner is served 7:30-8)

Our limited budget requires us to ask all involved in this project to donate some or all of their time.  As needed, we will pay up to $20/hour.

Please forward this to friends and colleagues who might be interested.  They can get further details about Community Supported Film’s New Immigrant and Refugee Visions documentary training and production process online.   Also online are the films made during CSFilm’s similar trainings and production projects in Haiti and Afghanistan.

Thanks!